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Kobo Aura ONE e-reader coming soon

Kobo Aura ONE 7.8-inch e-reader coming soon
Kobo Aura ONE
After reaching the FCC last week, this 7.8-inch e-reader gets listed by a Dutch retailer on its way to the official launch.

Kobo is one of those smaller companies that continue to fight Amazon in the e-reader market and their premium Aura ONE device seems to be ready to hit the market. Last month, the Kobo Aura ONE e-reader was spotted at the FCC, and now the time has come for it to show up on the website of a Dutch retailer.

Although this device is not official yet, most of its specs have been unveiled already. Kobo Aura ONE has a 7.8-inch illuminated e-ink touchscreen display with a resolution of 1,872X1,404 pixels. Its 300 ppi density allows it to provide the same text quality as Amazon's current e-readers, although it uses a larger screen. Aura ONE features 512 MB of memory, 8 GB of internal storage, has a waterproof case, and comes with WiFi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity. Unfortunately, there is no microSD support, but Kobo says this new e-reader can get up to one month of autonomy on a single charge.

There is no information on pricing and availability for now, but we should hear more about the Aura ONE once it launches officially. This will probably happen later this month, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-08-10 (Update: 2016-08-10)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.